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Institute for Family Business

Fresno State's Institute for Family Business is housed in the Craig School of Business. The Institute for Family Business, however, is not Fresno State's Institute or the Craig School of Business's Institute but rather, it is your institute and it belongs to the Valley. Fresno State and the Craig School of Business will be hosts and fanatical promoters of the family firm as a business concept, a catalyst for regional economic development, and a community asset and resource!

Our reason for existence is the preservation of the family business heritage by providing a forum for exchanging ideas, research findings, academic courses and information about the business and personal issues that are unique to family firms. 

Please join us, the Advisory Board and our existing members in celebrating our Valley family businesses by showing your support and becoming a member of our Institute for Family Business.

Ruiz family pledges $125,000 to Institute for Family Business

Fred and Mitzie Ruiz pledged $125,000 to support the Institute for Family Business at Fresno State, a community resource that promotes family businesses as a catalyst for economic growth.

The pledge serves as the lead gift in an effort to establish a $1 million endowment to provide sustained support for the institute. To read more...

Upcoming Events

May 13 -14, 2016
Next Gen Retreat" This is our first two day retreat to be held at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort

Click to see agenda and invitation.

 Call 278-5662 to RSVP (Visa, MasterCard or checks accepted)

May 25th 6:30 to 8:30pm
"27th Annual California Family Business of The Year Awards Dinner"
Finalists and Winner announced at this event. Click to see dinner invitation
If you wish to  become a dinner award sponsor contact Cara Peracchi-Douglas at 278-2919 or by email cperacchi@csufresno.edu 


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